7. Matisse Thybulle
The Celtics drafted Thybulle with the 20th overall pick in 2019 but traded him to the 76ers for the 24th and 33rd selections. Boston flipped 24 with Aron Baynes to the Suns for a 2020 first-round pick that turned into Desmond Bane and selected Carsen Edwards at 33rd overall. Edwards played a total of 72 NBA games before taking his talents overseas.
Thybulle is an elite defender with two second-team All-Defensive selections to his name after just four years in the league. The 6’5 wing can guard multiple positions and is just entering his prime.
He was traded to the Trail Blazers at the 2023 deadline and signed a new three-year deal as a restricted free agent this summer.
The Boston Celtics are never afraid to make bold moves during the draft. Look no further than trading the number one overall pick to move back to three and still getting Jayson Tatum, the best player in the class.
They turned one pick into two here, which was smart if Boston was not sold on any player remaining on the board. Matisse Thybulle has made two All-Defensive teams but has never played more than 25 minutes per game. The Celtics did not need another wing, so they sent the pick to Philly for additional capital.